On Wednesday, June 18, Carlos Eire led a seminar at the Bonhoeffer House entitled, “Writing on Religion without Footnotes.” He spoke on his remarkable journey as a scholar and memoirist, with particular reference to his National Book Award-winning Waiting for Snow in Havana. Watch the video or listen to the seminar.
Carlos Eire was born in Havana in 1950 and left his homeland in 1962, one of fourteen thousand unaccompanied children airlifted out of Cuba by Operation Pedro Pan. After living in a series of foster homes, he was reunited with his mother in Chicago in 1965. Eire earned his PhD at Yale University in 1979 and was an award-winning professor at the University of Virginia from 1981 to 1996. He is now the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale. Eire is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award-winning “Waiting for Snow in Havana.” He lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with his wife, Jane, and their three children.
(Photo: Jerry Bauer)